Egyptian Fractional Numerals. Lopez Palma, H. *Lingua Aegyptia*, 23:197 – 228, Widmaier Verlag, Hamburg, Germany, 2015. abstract bibtex Egyptian fractional numerals are partitive expressions of two types: (a) A simple substantive specific for naming the natural fractions `half' gs, `quarter' hsb, `third' r, `two thirds' r.wj. (b) A complex partitive numeral formed with the substantive r `part' and a number, r-num (meaning `the nth-part'), which became generalized – also for `quarter' and `third' – as the standard Middle Egyptian denomination for fractional numbers. Fractional numerals documented in Middle Egyptian hieratic mathematical papyri are related to their argument by means of genitival syntax: gs n r.wj `half of two parts'; h, r.wj=f `a quantity, two parts of it'. We propose a syntactic structure for Egyptian fractional numerals that specifies the lexical and grammatical categories and the linguistic operations used to build the numeral and its relation with the argument operated over.

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Abstract = {Egyptian fractional numerals are partitive expressions of two types: (a) A simple substantive
specific for naming the natural fractions `half' gs, `quarter' hsb, `third' r, `two thirds' r.wj. (b) A
complex partitive numeral formed with the substantive r `part' and a number, r-num (meaning
`the nth-part'), which became generalized -- also for `quarter' and `third' -- as the standard
Middle Egyptian denomination for fractional numbers. Fractional numerals documented in
Middle Egyptian hieratic mathematical papyri are related to their argument by means of genitival
syntax: gs n r.wj `half of two parts'; h, r.wj=f `a quantity, two parts of it'. We propose a
syntactic structure for Egyptian fractional numerals that specifies the lexical and grammatical
categories and the linguistic operations used to build the numeral and its relation with the argument operated over.},
Address = {Hamburg, Germany},
Author = {Lopez Palma, Helena},
Date-Modified = {2017-06-28 12:32:13 +0000},
Issn = {0942-5659},
Journal = {Lingua Aegyptia},
Pages = {197 -- 228},
Publisher = {Widmaier Verlag},
Read = {0},
Title = {Egyptian Fractional Numerals},
Volume = {23},
Year = {2015}}

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